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Category Archives: General

Swain & Co. keeping up tradition

We were pleased to read a brief history about South Street in Havant, where some of our offices are based, and discover that solicitors have been in South Street since the mid 1750’s. The piece in PO9 Newspaper looked back 100 years when South Street was the main route to Langstone before the A27 was…
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Legal Aid Update

Today is a sad day at Swain & Co. following the news that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO) has been given Royal Assent today. We are concerned that the fundamental principle of Legal Aid, to promote access to justice, has been severely damaged. This will leave a significant number of…
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Legal aid reforms set to become law

Wednesday 25th April 2012 saw the government win its final battle over controversial legal aid reforms in the House of Lords. This means the reforms are set to become law. Peers had inflicted 14 defeats on the government in votes on the proposed amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO)…
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Police using interview loophole

Police officers using loophole in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) to interview suspects at home without legal representation, have caused concerns. The Law Society has rasied these concerns with the Home Office. Section 58 of the Act specifically provides that a person ‘held in custody at a police station’ is entitled to…
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Children set to lose legal aid

The government has said it will oppose 8 of the 11 amendments made by peers to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill when it returns to Commons today. On Friday afternoon the government published a response to the Lords’ amendments signalling the intention to restore cuts to legal aid for children. JustRights…
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Community Legal Advice Centres under threat

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) has signalled its intention to end all Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks (CLAC and CLAN) by 31st March 2013. The LSC has written to all contract holders and partner local authorities to inform them of this proposal in light of the government reforms on legal aid. CLACs and CLANs…
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Swain & Co. celebrates staff involvement

Following the recent launch of our new website, staff at Swain & Co. have been rewarded for their input. Much of the website has been written by staff; who best to provide content on the many areas of law we cover than the specialist staff that work with clients on an everyday basis. Staff engagement…
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Time to celebrate: 3 Solicitors Qualify

We are so pleased to mark the achievements of our newly qualified solicitors today Claire Brophy, Nick Endean and Yas Tamiz. They all joined us in 2009 having obtained their law degrees in 2007 and completed their Legal Practice Courses in 2008. Today marks the completion of their Trainee Solicitor status where they have worked…
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Legal Aid Reforms Challenged

Legal Aid reforms challenged The government has suffered two further defeats over its planned legal aid reforms.   Peers have voted in favour of amendments to retain funding for children and young people. Samantha Lee, a Partner and specialist Family and Childcare lawyer at Swain & Co said, “I welcome this development as it is…
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